Tonight, as part of a two-day sustainability teach-in, Pratt Institute covers many bases with a panel titled, “Tipping Points: Art, Design, Architecture, Politics, and Civic Engagement.” Susan Szenasy, editor in chief of Metropolis Magazine, moderates; Panelists include councilmember Letitia James; Assistant Commissioner for Urban Art and Planning Wendy Feuer; Laurie Kerr of the Mayor’s Office for Long Term Planning and Sustainability; Blaise Backer, director of the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project; Habana Outpost owner Sean Meenan; Deborah Marton, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space; and Coordinator of Pratt’s EMS program Eva Hanhardt. A reception will follow. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Higgins Hall, Pratt Institute (southeast corner of Lafayette Avenue and St. James Place).